Tag: Federal Highway Administration

Transportation roundup 1/9/15

Transportation roundup 1/9/15

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Transportation in the United States 2013 // Bureau of Transportation Statistics The Electric Scooter Scheme That Could Finally Make Battery-Swapping Work // Wired Momentum builds in Congress for raising the federal gas tax // The Hill Public-private partnerships work for some infrastructure, just not all // Greater Greater Washington The Downside Of Cheaper Gas: More Accident […]

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Guardrails off the market due to safety & fraud concerns

Guardrails off the market due to safety & fraud concerns

| October 27, 2014

A guardrail company will, for the time being, stop selling a product that has been found to impale auto occupants in crashes. Trinity Industries’ guardrails, which had already been banned in 13 states and counting as of last week, will be off the market until “further testing” can be done, reports the New York Times. […]

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U.S. engineering standards open door for new bike lane designs

U.S. engineering standards open door for new bike lane designs

| July 29, 2014

Last month, a little-known group with a gigantic acronym — the Bicycle Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD-BTC) — voted to endorse a set of 11 devices that include bike boxes, contraflow bike lanes, and bike lanes through intersections. Cyclists nationwide cheered the vote because of its long-term implications. […]

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